Staff

 

Warren Scherer
Director

A first-generation student from a single parent home, Warren received an Associates degree, then a bachelors focused on political science, and geography; all areas of interest. Having changed majors no less than twice: Biomedical Engineering > Comparative Literature > Political Science. In graduate school the focus is public health, an area of interest. Moved to Milwaukee in Aug. 2004 to work for a local non-profit and began working at UWM in Aug. 2008. Warren is primarily an experiential and visual learner and believes each campus community member must simultaneously hold two roles: pupil and educator.

#intoit: Marvel comics, science & speculative fiction, diversity, social justice, inclusivity, equity, games, facilitating / conversations, food(ie), & TED Talks.

Strengths: Strategic, Command, Adaptability, Ideas, Activator

Pronouns: per, pers, pers and he, him, his

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Mai Yer Yang
Assistant Director

Mai Yer is a first generation college student who was born and raised in Ban Vinia Refugee Camp, Thailand. Her family immigrated to the United States when she was 10 years old and resided in Akron, OH where they later moved to Sheboygan, WI. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Professional Development with the emphasis in Higher Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has eight years of experience working in higher education specifically with traditionally underserved student populations and cultural programming.

Mai Yer loves to travel and eat local authentic food. She believes that the best way to learn about culture is through food. Her strengths are communication, adaptability, organization and event planning.

Cyndi Bergloff
Intercultural Assistant

Cyndi izhinikaazo. Nindonjibaa Chigagou. Nindoodem Animikii gaye Mishiikenh.

Cyndi is a first generation undergraduate student who grew up in Chicago. She comes from Grand River and  Grand Traverse Band Odawa communities and belongs to the Thunderbird and Turtle clans. She is an American Indian Studies major at UWM. In her studies she’s focusing on Indigenous language preservation, and is in the Anishinaabemowin language program. In her free time, she enjoys creating: writing poetry, knitting, crocheting and making jewelry. Cyndi strongly believes that traditions and stories are passed down through art and loves facilitating conversations through her creations.

 

 

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Olivia Clifton
Lawton Office Assistant

My name is Olivia Clifton, I am originally from Villa Park, Illinois but my family has lived in Manitowoc, WI since I was five years old. I am a Biology/Pre-Med student with junior class standing here at UWM and I plan to graduate in the Spring of 2018. I will then go on to medical school in hopes of becoming a pediatrician. I absolutely love kids and look forward to working with them in my future.  I am a very family oriented person so I really enjoy being surrounded by my family. I also like to hang out with friends, watch movies, listen to music, bake, and explore the outdoors! I am the Lawton Office Assistant in the Inclusive Excellence Center so I am the go to gal for all things Lawton related!

 

 

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Ariel Gely
Social Media and Website Manager

Ariel Gely comes from Milwaukee, WI. He is an undergraduate student currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Information Technology Management anticipating to graduate in Spring of 2017. During his free time, he enjoys playing a wide variety of video games and watching anime. He is an Intercultural Assistant in the Inclusive Excellence Center that primarily deals with promotion of events and the Inclusive Excellence Center itself on social media. He is also a success advocate for the Lawton Scholars Program which is heavily tied to the Inclusive Excellence Center.

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Tori Silva
Graphic Designer

Tori Silva is currently a senior in the UWM Design & Visual Communication program living in Milwaukee. She grew up in Waukesha,Wisconsin with her parents and six siblings, of which she is the second oldest. At the Inclusive Excellence Center, she creates marketing material for programming aimed towards first-generation university students and events engaging the UWM student body in critical discussions of social issues. She is also a member of the student chapter of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) and believes design can facilitate positive social change. She enjoys science fiction, watching videos of puppies doing anything, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

 

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Andrea Stuiber
Graduate Intern

Andrea Kay Stuiber hails from Milwaukee, WI and is the U1.0 intern for the Inclusive Excellence Center. She is attending UW-Milwaukee for her Masters Degree in Administrative Leadership and is an advisor to fraternities and sororities on campus. She is the eldest of five siblings (including her twin brother) and has a love for Persian culture. A graduate of UW-Madison, class of 2014, she had completed her undergrad with a BA in Spanish and Comparative Literature as well as minors in Global Studies and Integrated Liberal Studies. Fun facts to know about Andrea: She’s a painter, a poet, a snowboarder, has traveled across Europe, reads sci-fi novels in her spare time, and loves to spend money on perfume.

 

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Intercultural Assistant

A Dreamer and senior at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, majoring in communication with a focus in health and political communication. She is a strong advocate for undocumented and DACAmented student rights. She believes that inclusion of ALL students is crucial for the success of a society. A proud founder and active member of Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority Inc. Tau Chapter, a sisterhood  of strong womyn lead with a primary focus in advocacy programming  relevant to local and national social justice issues

Inspired by the connections made in her community, Cinthia believes that it is important to be present in order to move forward and attend to the needs of those underprivileged and underserved.

Slam poet with Spanish and English flavors. Jugadora de futbol callejero. Latinoamerica foodie.

Intercultural Assistants

The Intercultural Assistants at UWM are the front line of the Inclusive Excellence Center (IEC). We develop programming to engage the UWM student body in difficult discussions on privilege and in the creation and/or refinement of their discursive skill sets. We strive for flexibility, adaptability and integrity in interpersonal interactions.

The IEC Intercultural Assistant of the Month has demonstrated these qualities through their work within the office. We believe that IEC members deserve to be recognized for their contributions to our mission, goals and values!